8 Core Values of Great Leaders

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8 Core Values of Great Leaders

Values are the guiding principles in our lives.  Leadership occurs within the context of core values.  Leaders guide and facilitate others to make a positive difference in their own lives and to contribute to a larger good.  Values inform the application of leadership qualities as the competencies of leadership are activated – learned, developed, and practiced – within the set of core values.  By focusing on what people believe and value, and then positively building on this understanding, we have the potential for impact far more wide-reaching than if we approached leadership development as a problem-solving activity.

1.     Respect

as demonstrated by self-respect and respecting others regardless of differences; treating others with dignity, empathy and compassion; and the ability to earn the respect of others.

2.     Making a Difference

as demonstrated by personal efforts that lead to making a positive impact on individuals, systems, and/or organizations or positively affecting outcomes.

3.     Integrity

as demonstrated by moral courage, ethical strength, and trustworthiness; keeping promises and fulfilling expectations.

4.     Authenticity

as demonstrated by consistency, congruency, and transparency in values, beliefs, and actions; integrating values and principles to create a purposeful life and to contribute to the growth of others.

5.     Courage

as demonstrated by possessing a strength of self to act with intention on behalf of the common good; taking a stand in the face of adversity; acting boldly in the service of inclusion and justice.

6.     Service

as demonstrated by a commitment that extends beyond one’s own self-interest; personal humility for the sake of a greater cause.

7.     Humility

as demonstrated by a sense of humbleness, dignity and an awareness of one’s own limitations; open to perspectives different from one’s own.

8.     Wisdom

as demonstrated by a broad understanding of human dynamics and an ability to balance the interests of multiple stakeholders when making decisions; can take a long term perspective in decision-making.